“We’ve seen a steady flow of people who are Jewish who’ve come [here] because they see a vibrant Jewish community that they can be part of,” Rabbi Batsheva Meiri of Congregation Beth HaTephila tells Xpress. “And so Asheville becomes attractive to them.”
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Letter: Abortion ban violates religious rights
“Abortion access is a Jewish value, and bans on abortion are a violation of Jewish religious freedom and human rights.”
Jewish practice of tikkun olam brings light at dark time of year
Joel Edelson only meant to sell books to pay for college. Instead, going door to door, he became the first Jew many of the folks in a rural area he traveled had ever had met in their lives. “I became an ambassador for Judaism,” says Edelson, president of the Mountain Synagogue in Franklin, recalling his […]
Poet and Zen Buddhist priest Norman Fischer draws lines between Buddhism and Judaism at an upcoming lecture.